Storm Clouds

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Only DJ was alone. The carpet from the stairs to the sofa looked about five hundred miles wide. She shut her eyes against the sight and ordered herself not to cry. Don’t you dare! She wanted to plug her ears against the voice that whispered inside her head, It was your fault, you know.

Book: Storm Clouds by Lauranie Snelling, Bethany House Publishers, 1997
Genre: Realistic Fiction/Horse book
Target Audience: Girls 11-18
Subjects: Prayer, relationships with family, stress
Summary: As the water levels raise, so does the stress level in DJ’s life as school, complications at the Academy, her relationship with her mom, the fast approaching wedding, and now the dangerous storms that are bringing a threat of flooding come piling on. Grateful for a break from the stress, DJ is excited to spend the weekend at a horse show with her newly discovered father. But when the flood waters come and a mare begins a complicated birth that the new foal may not survive, all hopes of relaxing are completely gone. Can it get any more stressful than this?
Notes: This book continues the storyline of the High hurdles series about a young girl with dreams of being an Olympic jumper. In this one, DJ and her mom continue to struggle through their relationship, DJ continues to develop a relationship with the father she never knew, and experiences the power of prayer when her mom finally opens more of her heart to God.
Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Psalm 25:4 – You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.


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